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September 2018

Betty LaDuke at Medford Library

September 5 - October 30
Medford Library Medford, OR United States + Google Map

The paintings are a sampling of a larger body of work that the artist has done in response to enormous social movements of the last few years that affecting migrant workers, the DACA Dreamers, and the North Dakota Pipeline controversy. The work has an imaginary and spiritual quality, while focusing on real life cultural issues of peace, justice, environmental issues and human rights.

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Secrets of the Forest

September 7 - October 31
Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main St
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Ten of Southern Oregon’s top photographic artists present their first group exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery. Come experience the sublime imagery that dwells beyond the limits of the naked eye. Art lovers will be able to meet and talk with the photographic artists at both the September 7th and October 5th First Friday events beginning at 5:00 pm. All exhibited images will be available for sale.

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What is the Question: Lewis Anderson & Darcie Sternenberg

September 14 - November 2
Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S Bartlett
Medford, Oregon 97501
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Southern Oregon photography artists Lewis Anderson and Darcie Sternenberg both create dream-like landscape images. Anderson’s Asian inspired pieces are large multi-paneled images while Sternenberg’s smaller, intimate pieces are in black and white. In this exhibit, each image is titled with a question, which invites the viewer to establish a stronger connection with art.

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Fall Term Art Exhibits at SOU’s Center for the Visual Arts

September 27 - October 25
Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR United States
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Opening Reception: Thursday, September 27th, 2018, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Refreshments provided   Exhibition Dates: September 27th- October 25th, 2018   Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.   Directions From Interstate 5 at Exit 14, head west on OR-66 W/Ashland St. toward Tolman Creek Rd. Turn slightly right onto Siskiyou Blvd/OR 99 N. Take the first left onto Indiana St. Look for the Center for the Visual Arts and Schneider Museum of Art one block up…

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October 2018

Debbie Fisher and Millie Clarke

October 1 - November 30
Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E Main St
Medford, OR United States
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Clarke’s abstract acrylic art will be featured at Art du Jour Gallery through October. Fisher’s paintings will be on display from October and throughout November. Fisher says, “When I was about 10 years old, I attended my first oil painting class which took place in a little classroom behind a butcher shop in Pittsburgh, PA, and I’ve loved the smell of oils ever since! I like to paint many genres, as you’ll see in this Salon exhibit, from pumpkins to…

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Dialogs with the Anthropocene at Hanson Howard Gallery

October 5 - October 30
Hanson Howard Gallery, 89 Oak St
Ashland, OR United States
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Hanson Howard Gallery presents new work by Claire Duncan. Known for her evocative paintings of birds, Duncan moves in a new direction with this body of work. The exhibition pairs the artist’s more traditional paintings of birds and animals with companion pieces depicting subjects such as wildfire and air pollution that alter the impact and meaning of the work. “Anthropocene” is a term used by many scientists to describe a completely new geologic epoch in which Earth has been profoundly…

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All the Love We Cannot See

October 5 - November 9
Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 SW G St
Grants Pass, OR 97526 United States
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Contemporary oil paintings that explore the artist’s wonder at the existence of our being and the nuanced depth of our human spirit. He uses a variety of techniques to create layered effects and explorations of paint. Gallery One features Kristen O’Neill. Her paintings explore hiking trails with a contemporary Impressionist style. She will give a painting demonstration.

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October Imaginarium: Bewitched & Beguiled

October 6 - October 28
Art Presence Art Center, 206 N 5th St
Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States
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Art Presence & Art Center’s highly-anticipated Halloween-themed exhibit showcases spooky, ghoulish, and creative pieces of art from portraits to sculptors. An artist reception is Saturday, October 6 from 1 pm to 4 pm, where the public can meet the featured artists and engaged them about their work.

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Discovering Family through Artifacts

October 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S Pacific Hwy
Medford, OR 97501 United States
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Do you have jewelry, a hand-carved chest that became part of your family’s heritage during the great depression, a necklace that belonged to your great Grandmother, or maybe a quilt or hand-crafted pillow case – family possessions passed from one generation to the next? If you do, these items may have a story to tell. And how do you uncover these hidden tales?  Charlotte Wirfs, RVGS Trustee and valued RVGS Member, is the guest speaker at the Rogue Valley Genealogical…

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Medford Community Conversation with Jessica Gomez

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Medford Library Medford, OR United States + Google Map

Oregon Senate candidate Jessica Gomez is working to bridge the divide in partisan politics. She's an experienced business owner who thinks for herself - focused on solving problems and creating opportunities for all the people in our local communities.

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Rogue Poetry Slam at Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant, 51 N Main St
Ashland, OR United States
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Recovering America’s First Combat Submarine

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Medford Library Medford, OR United States + Google Map

Doug Devine of Pacific Survey will discuss the recovery of the H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine as part of the Guild Lecture Series.   On February 17, 1864, the 41-foot-long Confederate submersible H. L. Hunley became the first combat sub in American history to sink a surface warship, torpedoing the U.S. Navy's three-month-old sloop-of-war USS Housatonic as it participated in the Union blockade of Charleston, South Carolina. But instead of returning home, the Hunley sank immediately after, killing all eight of…

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Author Lori Henriksen at the Ashland Library

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Ashland resident, Lori Henriksen will read from and discuss the writing of “The Winter Loon.” Forward Review's Indie Book of the Year Award Winner, this LGBT historical novel is inspired by Henriksen's mother’s life. Both heart wrenching and uplifting, “The Winter Loon” honors the strength and spirit of those who struggle with social persecution because of who they love and how they define family.

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Bridging the Divide: How Do We Get Beyond Left and Right?

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, repeating until November 8, 2018

Eagle Point Branch Library, 239 W Main St
Eagle Point, OR United States
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Political polarization is the biggest challenge facing us today. Until we start bridging the divide between Left and Right we won’t solve any of our most pressing problems. Join Marla Estes and Rob Schlapfer to explore how we became so divided and how we move toward effective political change based on cooperation. Learn how you can work to our political divide to get things done.

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21st Century Fire Management: Building a Better Relationship with Fire

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Climate City Brewing Company, 509 SW G St
Grants Pass, OR United States
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Richard Fairbanks, local fire expert, will present a historical approach about Southern Oregon's relationship with wildfire and how to use it as a tool to protect homes and communities while maintaining forest health and resiliency. Before the next fire season, take some time to learn about how weather, past land management, and the geology of our region shapes our relationship with fire. Together we can discuss the best practices that land managers and homeowners can use to work with fire…

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The Poetry of Chris Anderson and Steve Dieffenbacher at Bloomsbury Books

October 18 @ 7:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books, 290 E Main St
Ashland, OR United States
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Corvallis poet and Catholic deacon Chris Anderson returns with a new book of poems celebrating the presence of a Mystery, a Longing, in our memories and our lives.  You Never Know, as David Biespiel puts it, “is an elegant testimony to the joy of making sense of everyday moments.”  How do we remain hopeful in today’s world – one in which accelerated climate change has become a reality, nuclear proliferation remains a threat, and technological advances make our interactions with each other increasingly…

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Guy Finley at Barnes & Noble

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Rd
Medford, OR United States
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In his new book, “Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together” Finley draws on the wisdom from over 4 decades as a spiritual teacher, offering authentic methods that are proven to not only transform any relationship, but to deepen and enhance higher self-understanding at the same time. Finley offers the answer to the toughest relationship questions, including the #1 reason why relationships fail, and how to avoid it. His new book will include special exercises and personal practices that can transform any…

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My Mom, Verta Dodson

October 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S Pacific Hwy
Medford, OR 97501 United States
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Verta Mae Mitchell was 15 when her mother died of typhoid fever, leaving her to care for her brothers and sisters, the youngest of which was not yet 2 years old. In 1925 she married Clem Dodson, and over the years they raised eleven children.  Early on Verta became a quilter, “first out of necessity and later for the joy of working with shapes and colors to create something useful, a joy she would pass on to her daughters.” When…

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The Conundrum of “Megafires” with Dennis Odion PhD

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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October 24th TALK: “Megafires” are increasingly damaging to people and their assets. We constantly hear that “active management” of forests is a cannot-miss solution with highly desired fringe benefits. But, what is “active management”? Can it live up to the hype? This Talk will explore these questions. October 26th WALK: The follow up field trip to Grizzly Peak will complement the presentation by focusing on the ecological effects of crown (severe) fire in our forests. More details and RSVP here. Dennis Odion, Ph.D…

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Cycling in Germany and Austria

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
REI, 85 Rossanley Drive
Medford, OR 97501 United States
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Cycling downriver alongside the Danube River in Germany and Austria is known as the premier cycling holiday in all of Europe. It's a wonderful way to explore Europe on a bike path without traffic. No bike touring experience required! Cycling the 200 miles between Passau and Vienna, most all on a designated bike path without cars, gives you the opportunity to experience the people and culture of Germany and Austria. It’s a trip well suited for young adults to seniors…

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